Police negotiating with man throwing slates from Caerleon Road roof
Updated 3:57pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
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- Man on roof of building reported to be throwing slates at officers
- Incident on corner of St Julians Avenue and Caerleon Road
- An eyewitness told the Argus the man was throwing slates at police.
- A police negotiating with man
Gwent Police confirmed that the man was arrested for breach of the peace, burglary and not criminal damage.
He is currently in the Royal Gwent Hospital being checked over, but is still under arrest.
The man, pictured earlier, on top of the roof on the corner of Caerleon Road and St Julian's Avenue.
A 25-year-old Newport man has been arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace, criminal damage and attempted burglary after the incident on the corner of Caerleon Road and St Julian's Avenue.
The cordon around the area has now been lifted. Police and an ambulance have left the scene.
The man was reported to have left the roof but has since climbed back up.
An eyewitness said he was on the chimney for about half an hour and had dropped his trousers at one point.
They added: "He's back on the roof now and just climbed up there. He's sat on the top of the roof. He's looking as if he's going to climb back up the chimney now."
The man is now sitting on the chimney wearing a black t-shirt, leaning back against the chimney pots.
He raised both arms in an apparent gesture to people waiting on the street beneath.
A SOUTH Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman confirmed fire crews are at the scene, including a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) from Barry, a crew from Maindee and two crews from Malpas.
Reader pictures of the man on the roof on Caerleon Road:
Streetview of the scene:
Police are attending an incient on the corner of St Julians Avenue and Caerleon Road, where a man is on the roof of a building.
An eyewitness told the Argus the man was throwing slates at police.
A police spokeswoman said: “There are concerns for his welfare and police are currently negotiating with him.”
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